1986 - Author Elie Wiesel awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1982 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.
1979 - The first Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C. draws 200,000 people.
1968 - Apollo 7 makes the first live telecast from a manned spacecraft.
1947 - Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier.
This Day In Business
1926 - Winnie-the-Pooh is published for the first time - Winnie the Pooh would become a marketable character worldwide.
1888 - First film by Louis Le Prince, widely known as 'The Father of Cinematography'.
1812 - Manmade Regent's Canal in London begins to be worked on.
1979 - Wayne Gretsky, the best hockey player of all time, scores his first NHL goal.
October 14th Holiday
World Standards Day - honors the work of those who develop standards within standards development organizations and to raise awareness about the importance of standardization to the global economy.
Today's Birthday Trivia
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Today's Birthday Horoscope
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